Marilyn Hewett Richberg

May 30, 1951 - July 21, 2012
Marilyn Hewett Richberg


Marilyn Hewett Richberg, 61, of Shallotte, NC died peacefully at home on July 21,2012, after a brief illness.

Born in Southport, NC, Marilyn was the daughter of the late William W. Hewett and Ora Woodard Hewett. She is survived by her husband, Roland K. Richberg (Lanny), daughter, Kelly Smith of Wilmington, son, Joe Mitchell Smith, Jr. his wife, Amy Stephens Smith, and beloved granddaughter, Eliza Dianne Smith, of Shallotte. Two Sisters, Wanda H. Lyles, husband, Homer of Shallotte, Donnie H. Kopp, husband, John of Bolivia and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was a graduate of Shallotte High School, Class of 1969. She was a lifelong member of Jennies Branch Baptist Church, where she was the church secretary for nearly 20 years. Marilyn enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.

The family will receive friends 11:00 AM Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Jennies Branch Baptist Church, 5256 Beach Dr. SW, Shallotte, NC with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Robbie Stephens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Marilyn may be made to Jennies Branch Baptist Church Building Fund.

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  • August 01, 2012
    Jean Barber says:
    I was so sorry to hear of Marilyn's death and your loss. She has always been so sweet and kind. I'm sorry I was unable to attend the funeral.

  • July 24, 2012
    Nell Harrelson says:
    Will surely be missed, one of a kind.

  • July 23, 2012
    Mandy Keaton says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marilyn was a wonderful person. I can remember going over to her house on Sunday nights as a little girl and eating popcorn with Kelly and watching the Disney special. If I was really lucky Marilyn would have pound cake, I believe Ms. Ora's recipe? Marilyn had a wonderful laugh. And while I know its a difficult time I hope you all find peace and comfort in God's love and knowing that she is with Ms. Ora and they are smiling down on you....God bless!!!

  • July 23, 2012
    Linda W. Burriss says:
    God chose a special angel last Saturday to join him and all the heavenly saints. She will add beauty and many other wonderful traits she possessed. To the family, hearts may be broken,however,we shall all join the family again where there will be no more pain or sorrow. God's blessings I send to all. Your cousin, Linda

  • July 23, 2012
    Rev.Tommy Register says:
    Remembering each of you in your time of sorrow,know Marilyn will be greatly missed by each of you and especially by her remaining graduating class of '69. Marilyn & I graduated together.